17092022-LT-01.qxd 9/17/2022 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CABINET MINISTERS NIJJAR AND JIMPA FLAG OFF MC’S ANTI-SMOG GUNS P2 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY LIT PLOT ALLOTMENT JE, XEN nabbed for corruption Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 16 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its campaign against corruption, on Friday registered another corruption case pertaining to allotment of residential plots in the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) under locally displaced persons’ (LDP) scheme against Boota Ram (now Executive Engneer), Jasdev Singh, Executive Engineer (XEN), Inderjeet Singh, LIT junior engineer, Mandeep Singh, MC junior engineer (JE) and Kamaldeep Singh, a resident of Model Town Extension. continued on page 2 BRAWL AT EATERY: BATHINDA MTP’S SON, NEPHEW SENT TO JUDICIAL CUSTODY P2 MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:30 PM Man tricked into downloading app for bill payment, loses ~8L Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 16 A cyber criminal posing himself as an official from the PSPCL Department, duped a city man of Rs 8 lakh. The Dugri police had registered a case of cheating against the unidentified suspect on Thursday. Complainant Harmel Singh of Punjab Mata Nagar told the police that on September 13, he got a message on his cell phone from a mobile number which stated that due to the pending update of paid electricity bills of the Fraudster posed as PSPCL official past six months, his electricity connection would be temporarily disconnected. “Later, I called on the number and talked to the suspect who posed himself as an official from the PSPCL. He asked me to download the AnyDesk app. After I had downloaded it, he sent me an OTP which I added to the app. A few minutes later, I came to know 10 transactions had been made from my bank account, amounting to more than Rs 8 lakh. When I enquired from the bank, I came to know that I had been duped of money,” the complainant said. Investigating officer inspector Pooran Singh said a probe was on to identify the miscreant. ENT specialist duped of ~77k In another incident, city-based ENT specialist Arun Mitra was duped of Rs 77,000 by travel Contractors’staffcontinuetochargefeeat parking lots, matter flagged to minister Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 16 Raising questions over the role of Municipal Corporation (MC) officials and lack of transparency, a city resident, Amandeep Singh Khangura, complained to Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar against “wrong practices and loot” by private contractors at the Municipal Corporation’s parking lots in the city. The Local Bodies Minister SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:12 AM had visited the corporation’s Zone D office here to inaugurate anti-smog machines on Friday evening. Complainant Amandeep Singh Khangura said the agreement with private contractors had ended on September 11 but workers of private contractors still charge fees from visitors at various parking lots in the city. He said the wrong practices were going on at the continued on page 2 Amandeep Singh Khangura, the complainant (right), with Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar (C) in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN c m y b agents. Mitra said he had received a call from an unidentified number in May and the caller, on the pretext of updating the KYC of his SBI credit card, had taken the details of the credit card. After that, the miscreants made two transactions amounting to Rs 77,000. ASI Lakhwinder Singh said three persons who were behind the fraud were identified — Raja and Abdul Wazid Sheikh, residents of West Bengal, and Hansbin Manjibai of Gujarat. He said a case of fraud and criminal conspiracy had been registered on Thursday. F&CC meet today, 155 resolutions on agenda Ludhiana, September 16 The Municipal Corporation’s Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) will take decisions on 155 resolutions related to development and other works in the meeting scheduled to be held on Saturday. The civic body is planning to repair old dat sewer lines in various parts of the city. A resolution regarding the stand-alone trenchless structural lining of decades-old brick sewer lines project at an estimated cost of Rs 82.22 crore under the Smart City Mission will be presented before the panel. — TNS BOYCOTT THANK GOD TRENDS; NETIZENS SLAM FILM FOR HURTING RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS P4 SATURDAY | 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA
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